Hale Fire Protection District

Workplace Fire Safety

Workplace fire safety and prevention are critical aspects of protecting employees and businesses alike.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 3,340 workplace fires occur each year in the United States, resulting in 18 deaths and 279 injuries. These fires also cause significant property damage, costing businesses millions of dollars. Workplace fires can happen for a variety of reasons, including accidental electrical fires, human error, and improper use or storage of flammable materials. Employers need to prioritize fire safety measures to minimize the risk of fires and ensure the safety of their employees. This includes installing and maintaining smoke detectors and fire alarms, providing fire extinguishers and instructing employees on their proper use, and creating and practicing an evacuation plan in case of a fire emergency. By taking proactive steps toward fire prevention and preparedness, businesses can protect their employees and their bottom line.

Workplace Fire Safety


Prepare for emergencies

    • Make sure smoke alarms and fire sprinklers are properly installed and working.
    • Post clear fire escape plans on every level of a building.
    • Teach employees about exit locations, escape routes, and fire protection equipment.

Eliminate fire hazards

    • Check for damaged or overloaded electrical outlets, cords, and cables.
    • Keep anything that can burn away from electrical equipment.
    • Never leave portable heating devices unattended.

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